The Nightclub Security Manual

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A guide to writing security procedures for the night time economy This week my very first book came out. It has so far got some great feedback from those who have read it and generated some much needed interest in the door security industry It has also generated a lot of questions about what the book contains so I said …

Making Arrests in Retail Security- Part 2

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Retail arrest procedures variables and decision making. It’s happened again with this article. What started off as a two-part series is going to turn into a 3 part. Welcome to part 2. Last week we looked at the basic principles of making an arrest. We discussed the risks and the safety measures. We also looked at the approach and the …

Making Arrests in Retail Security

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A practical guide to making arrests for retail security operatives   I have spoken at length in previous articles about arrest being a single option among many for retail security operatives. I have also written about associated risks of false arrest and about the legal aspects of making an arrest as a security operative. In this article I want to …

A note on violence: When all you have is a hammer

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This one could be a short musing on violence and its use as a problem solving tool in the security industry. Have you ever heard the phrase ‘when all you have is a hammer every problem looks like a nail’? Its something I’ve often related to the security industry and something which my younger self was often guilty of. Its …

Criminal Law in Ireland: An overview for security operatives

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Following on from last weeks article on civil law and liabilty I’m going to do a series of articles on areas of Irish law and how it affects the role of the security operative. In this industry knowledge is power and blindly following the instruction of a supervisor or SOP when it comes to matters of law is not good …